Sesame & spring onion stir-fried udon with crispy tofu

Do something different for dinner, with our vegan noodle, tofu, green bean and spring onion stir-fry. It’s quick and healthy, plus it’s budget-friendly too

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 356
  • fat 13g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 38g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 4g
  • protein 18g
  • salt 0.7g


  • 400g block firm tofu
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • ½ -1 tsp chilli flakes, to taste
  • ¼-½ tsp Szechuan peppercorns, ground, to taste
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • bunch of spring onions, trimmed and cut into lengths
  • 200g green beans, trimmed and cut into lengths
  • 400g ready-to-use thick udon noodles
  • ½ tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds, plus a pinch to serve
  • 1 tbsp low-salt soy sauce, plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar


Pour hot vegetable stock over any leftover sesame & spring onion stir-fried udon with crispy tofu to cover. Stir through some miso paste, or extra soy sauce. Sprinkle over extra Szechuan peppercorns to serve.


  1. Drain and pat the tofu dry with kitchen paper. Cut into cubes, wrap in more kitchen paper, and place a heavy board over the top. Leave to drain for 15 mins.

  2. Mix the cornflour, chilli flakes and ground peppercorns together in a bowl with a pinch of salt, then add the drained tofu. Toss well to coat.

  3. Heat half the vegetable oil in a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat, and fry the tofu pieces for 5-6 mins until golden all over. Scoop out of the pan, and leave to drain on kitchen paper.

  4. Add the remaining oil to the pan and stir-fry the spring onions and beans for 3-4 mins until tender and lightly golden. Pour a kettle of boiling water over the noodles in a sieve to loosen. Drain well, then tip into the pan. Fry for a few minutes until piping hot. Add the sesame oil and sesame seeds, and sizzle for a few seconds. Splash in the soy sauce, rice vinegar, then add the tofu. Toss well, then serve in bowls with a pinch of sesame seeds on top and more soy sauce on the side.

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